What does iconoclast mean?

Definitions for iconoclastaɪˈkɒn əˌklæst

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. iconoclast, image breaker(noun)

    a destroyer of images used in religious worship

  2. iconoclast(noun)

    someone who attacks cherished ideas or traditional institutions


  1. iconoclast(Noun)

    One who destroys religious images or icons, especially an opponent of the Orthodox Church in the 8th and 9th centuries, or a Puritan during the European Reformation.

  2. iconoclast(Noun)

    One who opposes orthodoxy and religion; one who adheres to the doctrine of iconoclasm.

  3. iconoclast(Noun)

    One who attacks cherished beliefs.

  4. Origin: From εἰκονοκλάστης.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iconoclast(noun)

    a breaker or destroyer of images or idols; a determined enemy of idol worship

  2. Iconoclast(noun)

    one who exposes or destroys impositions or shams; one who attacks cherished beliefs; a radical

  3. Origin: [Gr. e'ikw`n image + to break: cf. F. iconoclaste.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iconoclast in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iconoclast in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sean Hannity:

    The reason both Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are doing well is because the base of the Republican Party rightly feels betrayed by DC Republicans, ted Cruz was willing to use that power to defund Obamacare and he is hated by the DC establishment for fighting the fight that the base wanted. Trump is the outsider iconoclast that gives hope of a top-to-bottom shake up of how DC works.

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